Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing
Hotel Clovis hosted its grand opening on Oct. 20, 1931.
A reminder — Portales Municipal Schools classes and offices are scheduled to be closed for Spring Recess April 22-25.
Classes resume April 26.
“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” — P. J. O’Rourke
Don’t forget Cirque Montage, 7 p.m., Sunday at Marshall Auditorium.
General admission $20, Seniors/Military/Students $15. Information: 769-4035.
Today in history
On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years.
Here’s the rest of the story:
Today — Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 30s.
Looking ahead — Saturday mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday, highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.